El Niño and La Niña and its effects

El Niño and La Niña events are a natural part of the global climate system. They occur when the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it change from their neutral (‘normal’) state for several seasons. El Niño events are associated with a warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific, while La Niña events are… Continue reading El Niño and La Niña and its effects

FLASHFLOODS: ITS CAUSES AND SAFETY TIPS

Almost daily we hear news that another massive disaster has affected human life and property somewhere. There are several types of hazards that captivate the attention of general public and many of whom who are directly affected by such event. One category of natural hazards are flash floods which are said to be the most… Continue reading FLASHFLOODS: ITS CAUSES AND SAFETY TIPS